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The ancient roots of the Ryckman family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Ryckman was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the Ryckman family achieved distinction for its contribution to the region's medieval society. This surname was a nickname surname, and derived from the German words, reich, which means rich, and mann, which means man. Thus, the bearer of this name was known for his material wealth, or perhaps because he behaved in a princely or regal manner.

Ryckman Early Origins



The surname Ryckman was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Hatnel Richman in 1380, and one Richmannus of Bremen in 1382.

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Ryckman Spelling Variations


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Ryckman Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Ryckman include Reichmann, Reichman, Reichmen, Richmann, Richman, Richmen, Reichmanner, Reichmaenner, Richmanner, Richmaenner, Rickman, Rickmen, Reychman, Reychmann and many more.

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Ryckman Early History


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Ryckman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ryckman research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1744, 1715, 1849, 1903, 1882, 1642, 1737, 1702 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Ryckman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ryckman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ryckman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Ryckman in this period include Theodor Reichmann (1849-1903), a German baritone from Rostock who joined the Vienna Opera in 1882...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ryckman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Ryckman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Ryckman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Harman Janse Ryckman, who arrived in New York in 1661
  • Jan Janse Ryckman, who landed in New York in 1663

Ryckman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Ryckman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Ryckman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Edward Ryckman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Ryckman U.E., (Johannes) born in Schenectady, New York, USA from Schenectady, New York, USA who settled in Barton [Hamilton], Northumberland County, Ontario c. 1784. He enlisted in 1777 serving in the Royal Standard in New York under General Burgoyne, married to Juna Eunice Ward having 9 children, he died in 1794 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Ryckman Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Tobias Ryckman U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Lieut. John Ryckman U.E. (b. 1756) born in New York, USA who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Indian Department, married to Elizabeth Depew having 6 children, he died in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ryckman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ryckman (post 1700)



  • Mary E. Ryckman, American Assistant United States Trade Representative for Trade and Development (AUSTR)
  • William Thomas Ryckman (b. 1955), American former NFL football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Louise Ryckman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1996
  • James H. Ryckman, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1918
  • Albert Ryckman, American politician, Mayor of Albany, New York, 1702-03
  • Samuel Shobal Ryckman (1849-1929), Canadian grocer, real estate agent and politician who represented Hamilton in the Canadian House of Commons (1891 to 1896)
  • Lawrence G. Ryckman (b. 1959), Canadian entertainment, technology and sports entrepreneur, owner of the Calgary Stampeders Football Club
  • Edmond Baird Ryckman PC (1866-1934), was a Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Toronto East (1921-1934), Minister of National Revenue

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Ryckman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ryckman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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